Lise Hand: Glass act Lagarde slips away for a quiet pint
THERE is an unbreakable rule underlined in the rulebook handed to every world leader and international grand poobah who travels to Ireland.
And it reads thus: thou shalt mention/ imbibe/pose with a pint of the black stuff. Thou shalt not sip any foreign brew for thou shalt be cursed.
Over the years, visiting presidents and prime ministers galore have found themselves being whisked from aeroplane to pint of plain, hoisting aloft a Guinness for the photographers.